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    How many bikes do you have

    I sold my motorcycles last week and decided to move my bikes from in the house to the garage. It really brought it home when I saw all of mine and my wife's bikes lined up in one place, I could start a small shop. So my question is how many is too many and what's the number in your stable.
    "It doesn't interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after a night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and do what needs to be done for someone you love". Blazeman, Warrior Poet

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    I am not a sentimental owner or collector and can't really use more than 3 bikes effectively. That said, I have 2 road bikes, 1 cross bike and one mtb. I generally buy one, sell one.

    While I answered 4-5, I suppose that jumps to 8 if I add the wife and daughters.

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    I answered 1-3 - these are the bicycles I normally ride. However, I also have a vintage Peugeot hanging on a wall that I rarely ride, and a trainer in the basement that I never ride any more. Also, my wife has two and my son 1. So, all-in-all, I have 8 in the household.

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    I have two. A few years ago I had three, two road bikes and a commuter bike. The older, back-up road bike seemed to stay at home a lot so I sold it. Now I have a road bike and a CX bike --- but I've been eyeing another road bike.
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    I only need one, but have two.
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    My wife has her old diamond back hybrid, my youngest - her Fuji & her Raliegh (which needs to get sold), my older daughter has the Trek I found on the trash heap and I have my commuter, my climber and my cruiser.
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    I'm in the 6 - 10 camp if you count only complete bikes. I have 5, my wife has 2. There are some frames hanging around waiting to become complete bikes once again when I get around to it.
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    Rule #12: The correct number of bikes to own is n+1

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    See my signature. The two Capos are currently down (#2 remains a project bike, and #1 has a broken rear axle), but the other three complement each other nicely: full ATB/mountain (Schwinn); transportation/beater/commuter (Peugeot); club/fun (Bianchi).
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    Tandem and a single, both road bikes

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    Somewhere around 60. I'm a firm believer in God, country and N+1.
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    I have my Xtracycle, a Gitane mixte, a Univega mountain bike, a Raleigh mountain bike, a Mercier road bike, and a Schwinn mountain bike. Strangely enough the X gets all the bike bling and most of the miles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
    I only need n+one, but have two.
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    Me - road bike, touring bike x 2, hardtail mountain bike
    Her - hybrid comfort bike
    Us - tandem

    That's six. One of the touring bikes belongs to #3 son.
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    One bicycle, one Vespa, one vote.

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    Mine -
    Cervelo R3 road and Williams System 30 wheels
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    Planet X Carbon Track bike

    Santana Tandem aluminum frame
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    I have more than one because each has a purpose or a history with me. My Pinarello Trevisio steel road bike, great for Sunday outings and the occasional pretend criterium, my Guercittio SLX steel road bike, good for spanking modern cf bikes, fast and capable over the road, my old Centurion Ironman, rigged for long distances at speed, Centurion Prestige, a knife fighter in mild mannered disguise, my Surly Cross Check because I live down a dirt road and need an all purpose, multi-surface and do anything machine, my Specialized Stumpjumper because a Pinarello does not do well on mountain single track. One bike, no way.
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    I have 4 with one 73 Raleigh Supercourse unassembled, boxed and ready for shipping. Just sent away my Dahon folder to my brother last week. I hope he enjoys it. The Marin and Trek are my active bikes right now with one being a back up ride.

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    I have twelve and have decided to sell two. I like each bike to add something different (MTB, cross, SS, TT, etc.) My work room in the basement has permanent hanging space for 9, floor space for 4, and two work stands. I have some temporary joist hangers that can hold several more. I have a bike of the week poster at work that's up to 140. Each week it shows a different bike I've built or refurbished and kept or sold to support my hobby.
    I was headed out to work last week when I noticed my rear wheel was flat. It was a simple matter to swap out to another bike for the commute.
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    Four road bikes. Two are vintage two are modern. three are used 100 miles/month or more. I'll ride 400 to 600 miles/month.

    I'm the original owner of this 1973 Paramount;



    This is my Rain bike: A 1978 Trek 400d Elance, this bike has a modern 20 speed Ultegra drivetrain, the wheels are Open Pro rims on Dura Ace hubs;



    My Soma Double Cross Has a 30 speed road triple drivetrain, It's good for longer hilly rides and is very comfortable on a long day



    My Lynskey built Titanium road bike is also good for 200k;

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    I have two.
    ... but I've been eyeing another road bike.
    Felt F75, but I'm not crazy about the 50/34 crank. My other road bike has a 53/39 and it works just fine on the hills around here.
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    Two, one hard tail and one tandem. I have found riding two bikes at the same time a bit challenging truthfully...

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    I have 3 bikes that get a lot of miles:

    - Davidson, for long rides in all kinds of weather
    - Tommasini, just modernized, for shorter rides, dry days only
    - Boedie, commuting, rain storms, light touring

    Bike number 4 is a project bike that I'm not riding much, will either get finished or sold later this year,

    - 1988 steel Specialized Stumpjumper, converted to a bad-weather commuter bike; I don't use it very much, cause the Boedie up above will plow through anything on paved roads. I am thinking about converting it into a dirt-road drop-bar bike, selling it, or turning it back into a mountain bike.

    I answer "4" bikes in the poll, but my garage also houses two of my son's bikes:

    - Trek mountain bike
    - vintage Panasonic touring bike
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    10 bikes ready to go and another couple ready to give away to the kids in the road when their's fall apart. But One bike gets ridden more than any other.

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    Then there is the hill bike

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    Then there is the rain bike.

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    Then there are the others That get regular use.
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    I have 1 inexpensive hybrid, 1 folder, and 1 full supsension mountain bike. The folder is my everyday transportation/utility bike and gets ridden most. My live-in boyfriend also has a mountain bike, which he uses for all-purpose riding.

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    I'm trying to keep the stable at 7, since that's all the practical room I have for fully assembled bicycles (2 more unassembled bikes are stored away). Of that 7, only two of them are currently used as dedicated commuters, the rest are retired commuters that now serve as family outing bikes.

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